At Thurlow School we are building on the foundation of our Christian values we work together to provide our children with an environment and mindset for learning that develops confident, independent, caring and well behaved children who fulfil their academic potential.
Laying the foundations for a bright future
Thurlow Church of England VC Primary School is a delightful village school 4 miles from Haverhill, 9 miles from Newmarket and 22 miles from Cambridge. Our school currently has 103 pupils on roll. At present, we serve the villages of Great Thurlow and Little Thurlow, Great Bradley and Little Bradley, Barsey Grove, Cowlinge, Great Wratting, Hanchett End Lane and Withersfield and also have some children who live outside our immediate area.
Our school is a happy, caring and vibrant school for children from 4-11 years. It has four well-equipped classrooms, each with their own Interactive Whiteboards and plenty of computers and laptops. The school is set in large grounds with a heated swimming pool, large play area, enclosed Pond and Wildlife area, Early Years Foundation Stage [EYFS] outdoor classroom [they have an indoor one as well!] and extensive grassed areas. The school provides Breakfast and Afterschool Club care.
Beyond the school’s boundaries are the fields, roads, pathways and river of Little and Great Thurlow villages each with their own churches. We regularly visit Little Thurlow Church and hold Easter and Christmas services there. Frequent visits into the immediate neighbourhood as well as further afield, enrich and enliven our curriculum.
All our children learn French each week and we offer instrumental tuition in violin. We have a wide variety of clubs both during and after the school day such as Football, Tennis, Gardening, Homework Club, Art and Craft and Lego.
We expect and achieve the highest standards from our children. This is what Ofsted said about our school in May 2013:-
"This is a good school."
"Teaching is good and there are examples of outstanding teaching. Lessons are planned
carefully and meet the needs of all pupils."
"Pupils enjoy their learning. They behave well, stay safe and are courteous to adults and each
If you would like to see the school for yourself give us a ring on 01440 783281 and we will be pleased to show you around.